Written Language Rubric

This is the first grade summative written language rubric. First graders are assessed in the area of writing each quarter. The goal is to see progressive growth in students’ writing over the course of the entire school year. We would expect students to reach proficiency by the end of the 4th quarter. This rubric will go home quarterly along with the report card.

  Exceeding Proficient Approaching Emerging
Text Types & Purposes Student needed no teacher support to write under the influence and use the genre elements of:

·Slice of Life (narrative)

·Non-Fiction (informative)

·List articles (informative)

·Poetry

·Literary Non-Fiction (informative)

·Practical How To (informative)

 

 

Student needed little teacher support to write under the influence and use the genre elements of:

·Slice of Life (narrative)

·Non-Fiction (informative)

·List articles (informative)

·Poetry

·Literary Non-Fiction (informative)

·Practical How To (informative)

Student needed some teacher support to write under the influence and use the genre elements of:

·Slice of Life (narrative)

·Non-Fiction (informative)

·List articles (informative)

·Poetry

·Literary Non-Fiction (informative)

·Practical How To (informative)

Student needed heavy teacher support to write under the influence and use the genre elements of:

·Slice of Life (narrative)

·Non-Fiction (informative)

·List articles (informative)

·Poetry

·Literary Non-Fiction (informative)

·Practical How To (informative)

Production & Distribution of Writing The writer provides evidence of revision & editing with limited guidance and support from peers and adults

 

The writer provides evidence of revision & editing with guidance and support from peers and adults The writer provides little evidence of revision & editing after multiple reminders or heavy support The writer provides no evidence of revision & editing after multiple reminders or heavy support
Independently uses a variety of tools (which may include digital tools) to produce and publish writing With guidance and support from adults, uses a variety of tools (which may include digital tools) to produce and publish writing With guidance and support from adults, uses a limited variety of tools (which may include digital tools) to produce and publish writing

 

With guidance and support from adults, uses a tool (which may include digital tools) to produce and publish writing
Independently varies topic, structure (& sometimes genre) With help from an adult, varies topic & structure Has little variation of topic and structure Does not vary topic and structure
Research to Build & Present Knowledge With little guidance and support from an adult recalls and uses relevant information from experiences and/or gathers information from research to write or answer a question

 

 

With guidance and support from an adult recalls and uses relevant information from experiences and/or gathers relevant information through research to write or answer a question With heavy guidance and support recalls & uses relevant information from experiences to write or answer a question Has difficulty recalling and using relevant background knowledge to write or answer a question
Conventions

 

 

 

 

 

Conventions Cont.

Not applicable for this grade level

 

Prints all letters legibly Prints some letters legibly Prints few or no letters legibly
Not applicable for this grade level Consistently uses correct spacing between words Frequently uses correct spacing between words Rarely uses spacing between words
Exceeding Proficient Approaching Emerging
With consistency, creativity and risk-taking, independently demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing:

· common, proper & possessive nouns

·singular & plural nouns

·pronouns

·verbs tenses

·adjectives

·conjunctions

·prepositions

·types of sentences (. ! ? )

·simple & complex sentences

 

Independently demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing:

· common, proper & possessive nouns

·singular & plural nouns

·pronouns

·verbs tenses

·adjectives

·conjunctions

·prepositions

·types of sentences (. ! ? )

·simple & complex sentences

With adult support is beginning to demonstrate some command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing:

·common, proper & possessive nouns

·singular & plural nouns

·pronouns

·verbs tenses

·adjectives

·conjunctions

·prepositions

·types of sentences (. ! ? )

·simple & complex sentences

With adult support demonstrates little to no command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing:

· common, proper & possessive nouns

·singular & plural nouns

· pronouns

· verbs tenses

· adjectives

· conjunctions

·prepositions

·types of sentences (. ! ? )

·simple & complex sentences

With consistency, creativity and risk-taking, independently demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing:

·capitalize dates & names of people

·ending punctuation

·commas in dates & series

· spelling pattern usage

·spell grade-appropriate words correctly in writing

 

Independently demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing:

·capitalize dates & names of people

·ending punctuation

·commas in dates & series

·spelling pattern usage

·spell grade-appropriate words correctly in writing

With adult support is beginning to demonstrate some command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing:

·capitalize dates & names of people

·ending punctuation

·commas in dates & series

·spelling pattern usage

·spell grade-appropriate words correctly in writing

With adult support demonstrates little to no command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing:

·capitalize dates & names of people

·ending punctuation

·commas in dates & series

·spelling pattern usage

·spell grade-appropriate words correctly in writing

Vocabulary Acquires and appropriately uses sophisticated vocabulary to enhance writing

 

Acquires and appropriately uses grade level vocabulary to enhance writing Attempts to acquire and appropriately use simple vocabulary to enhance writing Has a limited acquisition and use of vocabulary in writing
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